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Drought roiling China’s already evaporating economy

The latest crisis in China's global supply chain, along with heat and drought, hit factories in southern Sichuan province on Thursday. Overseas manufacturers such as Apple, Toyota and Chinese solar companies will shut their doors for six days and resume production on Sunday. However, bad weather on Sunday forced the country's largest company to close its factories. Sichuan province lost about 16,500 jobs. Some Chinese media outlets say the situation could lead to factory shutdowns in industrial cities on the east coast, and scientists say there will be no blackouts in China even in September. It provides cheap electricity in the west and industrial cities in the east. On the banks of the Iglitz River there are about 1,400 branches and several hydroelectric and other hydroelectric plants, which provide 80% of the electricity and sell oil spirals nearby. Water levels in Sichuan province dropped by 50% in July and 50% in July, with hot and dry weather affecting many parts of the w